Birthday Dinnah

So last night foa my birthday, we went out foa dinnah. We get plenny choices around hea, but I really wanted local kine grindz.  I really wanted to holoholo kaʻa up to Patrickʻs Hawaiian Cafe in Vancouver, but ho, da traffic alla way up I-205, cross da bridge ova da Columbia Rivah, den Vancouver. We wen decide dat we going go dea when nomo da traffic.

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June 18th at Kapiʻolani Hospital

This happened. Kamaʻāina to da max.

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Our New Neighbor

Nolemana and I were heading into Portland for a conference on Saturday morning. I was so grateful for the rain, and I was thinking about that as we left the house. But I screeched to a halt (after checking that nobody was behind me for a long distance) when I thought I saw something out of the ordinary.  Llamas. Sheepies.  Clouds. Lotsa green. Do you see anything else? (No fair zooming, cuz you gotta see what I was seeing.) Was I seeing things?

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Trains and More Trains!

So you folks know how much I love trains. How, everytime Nolemana and I go anywhere, we’re alla time looking for trains to photograph. We’ve gotten some amazing shots throughout the Pacific Northwest, including Idaho and Montana.  I’ve been called a foamer. I prefer to think of myself as a railfan. I belong to several railfan groups on Facebook; I’ve seen and loved some amazing drone footage by people who follow trains from the air.

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Da Kine Numba Five

Let’s have more Da Kine, k?

Last year my daughters took me to Big River Grill in Stevenson, Washington, for Mother’s Day. The food was ʻono to da max, and there were these license plates from all over the world on the walls. Checkum out:

No can believe, yeah? Antarctica!!! And the Washington one is pretty funny.

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In Which I Was Small Kine Kaulana

You know how every year I participate in the Antique Spinning Wheel Showcase? It’s a two-day event, where spinners gather in the historic Aurora Colony’s Museum, and spin on their antique wheels. It’s a public event, and it’s amazing how many people come to visit and check out all the different wheels. We all dress up in period costumes to keep it authentic.

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Makani Nui

Last night the wind woke me up about 4:30, with several gigantic gusts…strong enough to be a bit scary, actually. I was very glad I didn’t have to worry about the Big-Leaf Maple tree sending down huge branches again ontop of us, but we have lots of other trees around us. We’re in the middle of a high wind warning, with more big gusts to come.

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